Founded almost 170 years ago, the YMCA has incorporated their values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility into their childcare programs to become the largest single provider of childcare in the world. The YMCA OSHC (Outside School Hours Care) program provides care to school-aged children before and after school, as well as in the school holidays. This awesome childcare service can offer support to your family by being available at those times of the day when you really need it, and by giving you what you require most – a safe and secure place for your cherished young ones to be cared for.

For more info about School Holiday Care with YMCA OSHC, click here.

Attentive Before and After School Care in South-East Queensland

The YMCA has 54 OSHC services in South-East Queensland including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Logan and Toowoomba. They provide convenient childcare locations for families and not only support the local community in providing a much-needed service, but they give back to schools too. YMCA OSHC only employs exceptional carers and strives for continuous improvement, investing in staff through training, mentoring and professional support initiatives, in order to offer the highest quality of care. At YMCA OSHC, you can be assured of a safe, secure and clean environment run by honest, caring and experienced staff.

YMCA Outside School Hours Care group of children eating lunch at table.

Fun and Educational Experiences for School Kids

At YMCA OSHC, children will be presented with a multitude of opportunities to explore their world around them and to build lasting friendships with others. The YMCA embraces the diversity of the Brisbane community, welcoming families of all backgrounds and abilities with their inclusive practices, whilst teaching children tolerance and acceptance of all cultures. Events such as cultural awareness weeks are common practice and are an incredible opportunity for kids to learn about the different beliefs and traditions of other communities. Coupled with their inclusive values, the YMCA OSHC delivers a wide range of age-appropriate programs that are filled with fun and engaging activities, laughter, imagination and creativity so that when children come to the YMCA OSHC – they’ll want to come again tomorrow!

Affordable and Flexible Outside School Hours Care Programs

Cost is often a factor when looking at childcare options. As the YMCA is a charity, before and after school care in their OSHC program is affordable. The fees you pay are reinvested into the service to ensure that high quality toys and equipment are plentiful and nutritious breakfasts and afternoon teas are provided for every child attending. Being able to choose a combination of as many mornings and/or afternoons as required provides families with flexibility in having their childcare fit in around their commitments, not the other way around. YMCA OSHC is also a government approved childcare service, so additional rebates may be available to eligible families.

YMCA Outside School Hours Care child sitting at table colouring.


Consistent, affordable, fun care at school.”

Great activities every school holidays.”

Conveniently located with a team that are so helpful at nurturing your child and their interests.

It’s so convenient, engaging and I know my child is well looked after.”

We love all the activities on offer to the kids. They offer breakfast and afternoon tea. It’s a great environment!

The staff are friendly and approachable. My child leaves everyday happy!

Please take a look at the YMCA website for a full list of YMCA childcare locations and for further information.